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A victim of a drunk driving accident has rights under Ohio law

On Behalf of | Feb 7, 2016 | Drunk Driving Accidents |

In the state of Ohio, all victims whose injuries resulted from others’ negligent acts have rights. These rights extend to those who were injured by drunk drivers, as drunk driving is considered a form of negligence. If you are an injured victim of a drunk driving accident that occurred on an Ohio roadway, help is available at the law firm of Colley Shroyer Abraham.

In Ohio, drivers who have blood alcohol contents greater than .08 percent are considered to be under the influence of alcohol. If drivers involved in accidents are found to have been under the influence, the consequences they face increase in severity, as they may face additional charges instead of only DUI charges. As it is understood by all drivers that operating a vehicle while under the influence is illegal, drunk drivers, by making the decisions to drive, are acting negligently.

When drunk drivers’ actions end in motor vehicle accidents, those accidents often cause injuries to more than just the drivers who acted negligently. All too often, innocent victims are left suffering the effects of others’ poor decisions. Fortunately, injured victims and the families of fatally injured victims have the right to pursue compensation for their injuries and losses.

At the law firm of Colley Shroyer Abraham, we have helped victims of drunk driving accidents pursue compensation since our firm’s doors first opened in Ohio. If you were injured in a drunk driving accident, we will help you pursue the compensation you need to allow you to recover from your injuries. If you lost a loved one to a drunk driver, we can guide you through the wrongful death claims process. Regardless of your need, we are here to help.